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Lincoln College Museum announces Grand Soiree date and auction items

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[AUG. 14, 2006]  The Lincoln College Museum has announced information on this year's Grand Soiree, scheduled for Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Davidson-Sheffer Gymnasium on the college campus. The Grand Soiree, a Lincoln College tradition, is a major fundraiser for the Lincoln College Museum. All proceeds support the ongoing needs of the museum.

The Lincoln College Jazz Combo will provide dance music, and Warren Wendlandt, executive chef at the college, will prepare an elaborate buffet meal.

A benefit auction is planned and will feature both live and silent auction items. Silent auction items include two tricycles, circa 1936, one for a boy, in robin egg blue, and one for a girl, in pink; artwork by Lincoln artist Marty Robinette; an "At Home Basket," featuring items a family might enjoy for an evening indoors; a framed picture of Custer; a Mary Todd Lincoln cake; a dinner at the Lincoln College president's home; and a jewelry item by Gale Tomlinson. Live auction items include a framed picture of Gen. Grant, a decorative fountain, a Midwest College of Cosmetology spa package, framed calendar prints of Abraham Lincoln, a Robert's Seafood dinner for 10 in Springfield, a framed Civil War flute and a framed Lincoln etching.

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Marilyn Craig, chairwoman of the 2006 Grand Soiree, said that the event offers a variety of auction items to please many tastes. "The committee has come up with some unique items for this year's auction, and the money raised helps preserve the many historic items found at the Lincoln College Museum," she said. "The group feels the money raised goes to a worthwhile cause."

Ticket price for the event is $75 per person. For information or tickets, call Jean Ann Miller at 732-3155, ext. 251.

[Lincoln College news release]

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